Fasting for Health: Separating Fact from Fiction with Science Vs

Are you seeking the facts about Intermittent Fasting?

In recent years, intermittent fasting diets have gained popularity among individuals looking to improve their health and well-being. Some people, including tech bros, have opted for just one meal a day as a way to lose weight and increase their lifespan. However, recent headlines have raised concerns about the potential dangers of these diets, including links to heart disease and death. Can science provide clarity on this conflicting information?

In this episode of Science Vs, we explore the various aspects of fasting and its potential benefits. We discuss whether it truly helps burn fat, the amount of weight people typically lose with intermittent fasting, and whether fasting is essentially just another form of calorie restriction. We also delve into the potential benefits of fasting in terms of longevity and its effectiveness in combating cancer.

Our guests for this episode include nutrition researchers Dr. Krista Varady and Dr. Courtney Peterson, as well as cancer researcher Professor Valter Longo. They share their insights on the science behind fasting and its effects on the body.

This episode was produced by Kaitlyn Sawrey, Nick DelRose, and Wendy Zukerman, with assistance from Michelle Dang, Rose Rimler, Joel Werner, and Meryl Horn. Editing was done by Blythe Terrell, Caitlin Kenney, and Annie-Rose Strasser, with fact-checking by Eva Dasher and Michelle Dang. Mixing and sound design were handled by Peter Leonard and Bobby Lord, with music by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger, Bumi Hidaka, and Bobby Lord.

Special thanks to our guests for sharing their expertise on this topic. We are grateful for their contributions to our understanding of the science behind fasting diets. Science Vs is a Spotify Studios Original available for free on Spotify and other podcast platforms

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